Cyrus' Achy Breaky Year

Billy Ray Cyrus wowed the music industry six years ago with his ponytail and the song “Achy Breaky Heart” but says he now wants to be more like his country colleagues. “I’ve adjusted my attitude and my appearance. I’m letting go of the past,” Cyrus said. Gone is his ponytail, and he is recording with studio musicians (instead of with his band) and is singing songs written by others rather than himself. The change comes at the end of a rough year for Cyrus. His wife Trish miscarried, his stepfather was diagnosed with cancer, and his friend and former manager Jack McFadden died. “It’s been a pretty emotional time, but I feel like I’ve come back to earth,” he told the Tennessean newspaper. “I take things a lot looser these days. And I’m enjoying it more than I ever have.”

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